i also grew up eating those fatty, smokey greens. now, my absolute
favorite way to fix mustard (or any) greens is this:
saute a chopped onion and some garlic (and a spicy chile pepper, if
you're of that persuasion) in a little water or nonstick spray. wash
the greens and slice them into ribbons. stir them into the onion
mixture by handfuls (i do this as i'm slicing them). add a can of diced
tomatoes w/ their juice (i like the kind w/ roasted garlic), stir
everything together, cover, and simmer until the greens are tender.
this is also great w/ indian spices (cumin, tumeric, curry, etc.)--just
saute them along w/ the onion mixture.
yet another version produces a great veggie "hash," which i like best of
all. (i like to do this a big, deep pot on top of the stove, but you can
also use your pressure cooker--that way, it only takes 10 minutes, but
be sure to use a flame tamer beneath the pot, as the greens scorch
easily.) begin as above w/ the onion, etc. and saute lightly. have the
greens washed and sliced and a couple of potatoes washed and sliced
thinly. layer the greens and potatoes into the pot, then dump a can of
tomatoes and their juice over all. cover and simmer until everything is
this really is more flavorful than the sum of its parts--hope you like
it as much as i do! and btw, all versions are good rolled up in soft
flour tortillas for breakfast, or whenever.